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The Immanuel Approach

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A Message from Heather on Healing Prayer

We are made to be in connection with God, others, and within ourselves where we are delighted in, truly known, and have true rest.  Painful experiences can rupture these connections and we can have a difficult time fully processing how to avoid similar pain again, including our perception of God and trusting His providential care for our lives.

Over the years as a trauma-informed therapist and in spiritual direction, I have found The Immanuel Approach to be a very effective way to heal this rupture.  Immanuel means "God with us".   This method of inner healing, founded by Dr Karl Lehman, MD, is grounded in practicing the presence of God, prayer, gratitude, listening, and insights from modern neuroscience.

Inner healing invites you to journey towards wholeness within yourself and others, and most importantly, a wholehearted connection with Immanuel.

What to Expect

In an Immanuel Approach session, the facilitator will invite and guide the individual through each step of the process.  The recipient simply pays attention to what they are aware of and reports what they notice. 

*The facilitator opens the session in prayer.

*The recipient recalls a memory of joy, peace, or connection.

*The recipient savors the memory, offers appreciation or reports how they feel about this memory.

*The facilitator invited the recipient to experience Immanuel.

*If blockages or pain surfaces, the facilitator offers options to connect and may desire to receive help from Immanuel in addressing these or resolving pain. 

*The session concludes with prayer.

Learn more about The Immanuel Approach 

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Heather Makowicz, a Certified Spiritual Director and Therapist, is committed to protecting the privacy of her directees/clients and site visitors.  She does not sell, trade, or rent your personal information or email addresses to others. The information collected from her directees/clients is used only for the purpose of keeping them informed about her services.

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